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    Communication Across Cultures

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    Contributors: Chang, Windeatt, and Stockwell

    Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

    License: CC BY-NC

    These resources will prepare culturally and linguistically diverse students for academic study in situations involving intercultural communication.

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    Read more about Government Powers and Limitations - 1st Edition

    Government Powers and Limitations - 1st Edition

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    Contributors: Clairmont, Derstine, Metzdorf, Kemp, Thomison, Vidal, DePuy, and Solberg

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY

    This volume focuses on constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of government powers and limitations. It includes excerpts of landmark cases related to the judiciary and executive, contracts and takings clauses, and due process. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to government powers and limitations with other questions of law and dicta omitted.

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    A Handbook of Higher Education Leadership

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    Contributor: Ray

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Thirty-five experienced and accomplished higher education leaders have come together to provide twenty-five essays on twelve topics about which all leaders, aspiring leaders and students of higher education should be informed. This is a labor of love, provided for free electronically, and there are no star turns here. Each essay is focused on providing the reader with advice based on wisdom acquired from lessons learned. Some topics covered include: beginning and completing a leadership position, responding to authority, establishing accountability, budget policy, long-term planning, affordability and student success, creating a safe community, fundraising, research funding, college athletics, and crisis management.

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    Read more about Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

    Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

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    Contributors: Walz and Farley

    Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

    License: CC BY

    Higher education and PreK12 are vastly different domains. As such, well-intended, collaborative efforts between higher education and PreK12 do not always result in creation of useful and reusable learning materials for PreK12 classrooms or effective, productive partnerships. Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education is a toolkit of instructional resources designed to support higher education personnel who wish to improve or build strong and generative collaborations between higher education and PreK12 educators. The toolkit aims to expand use and re-usability of PreK12-centric learning resources through informed practices regarding copyright, open-licensing, and accessibility and includes a variety of resources: videos, presentations, transcripts, activities, guides, assignments, and assessment tools.

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    Read more about Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

    Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

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    Contributor: Rafferty

    Publisher: James Cook University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This peer reviewed eBook introduces readers to foundational concepts in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and social psychology to help explain why conflict occurs, how it develops and how it may be managed and/or resolved.

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    Read more about Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

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    Contributor: Giovannini

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an introductory text in the field of Child and Family Studies. It provides a lens for understanding the evolving definition of “family” through socially constructed and ecological theory frameworks. It promotes strategies for culturally sustaining and deeply collaborative relationships between families, schools, and communities through the use of home-grown advocacy strategies based on community-driven data. Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an adapted OER text from Rebecca Laff’s and Wendy Ruiz’s Child, Family, and Community.

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    Read more about Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

    Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

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    Contributor: Attig

    Publisher: Bowling Green State University Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts is one of the first translation textbooks designed for Spanish/English speakers at an intermediate-high (B2) level. This book introduces students to the basic ideas of translation while addressing frequent pain points that recur when working bidirectionally. Additionally, a focus is placed on fostering metacognitive skills by encouraging creative translation from real-world environments such as narration, business, advertising, specialized contexts (including inclusive and queer language), and in situations when there are no clear translations available, such as sci-fi and fantasy works. Chapters alternate between Spanish and English as the languages of discussion, thus providing an equitable challenge for native speakers of both languages.

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    Read more about Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

    Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

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    Contributor: Rey

    Publisher: North Broad Press

    License: CC BY

    Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood explores the intellectual and cultural histories of two highly influential and essentially religious ideas, that of the zombie and that of the apocalypse. The former is a modern idea rooted in Haitian Vodou and its popular African and European religious antecedents, while the latter is an ancient one rooted in Zoroastrianism and the Bible and widely expanded in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and is arguably one of the most influential ideas in world history. Today the merger of the zombie and the apocalypse has pervaded popular culture, with the zombie surpassing the vampire and Frankenstein as the most prolific monster in popular American consciousness.

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    Read more about Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

    Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

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    Contributors: DeLaurenti and Copland

    Publisher: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

    License: CC BY

    Based on coursework developed at the Peabody Conservatory, this book serves as a crucial resource for early career musicians navigating the complexities of the digital era. This guide bridges the gap between creative practice and scholarly research, empowering musicians to confidently share and protect their work as they expand their performing lives beyond the concert stage as citizen artists. It offers a plain language resource that helps early career musicians see where creative practice and creative research intersect and how to traverse information systems to share their work. As professional musicians and researchers, the authors’ experiences on stage and in academia makes this guide an indispensable tool for musicians aiming to thrive in the digital landscape.

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    Biological Psychology

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    Contributors: Hove and Martinez

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Biological psychology is the study of the biological bases of behavior and mental processes. It explores how biological factors like genes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and brain structures influence psychological components like thoughts, emotions, memories, and actions. This free and open textbook provides a wide ranging and up-to-date introduction to the main topics and methods of biological psychology.

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